- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly (May 8 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1770460748
- ISBN-13: 978-1770460744
- Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 0.1 x 22.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 440 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #477,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for A Drifting Life:
"One of Japan's most important visual artists." (The New York Times)
"A Drifting Life is as involving and thorough as any prose memoir, while remaining as immediate and concise as the best comics. It is, honestly, one of the most significant works the medium has ever produced." (The Onion, The A.V. Club)
About the Author
Born in 1935, Yoshihiro Tatsumi began writing and drawing comics for a sophisticated adult readership in a realistic style he called Gekiga. He has influenced generations of cartoonists and lives in Japan.
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Stories included are "The End Keeper's Fortune", "New Year Festival", "Escape Of The Sparrows", "Fiery Spirits", "Making The Rounds", "The Rooster Crows", "The God Of Death" (Front Cover Art Is From This Story), and "Shibihama".
"Shibihama" in particular is one of the best stories and has historically been one of the most well known. Closing the book with this story was an excellent idea because it literally illustrates many of the aspects of historically good Rakugo. These aspects include entertainment, hilarity, distinct character gestures, character driven circumstances throughout, wordplay flow, and precise interpretation with sage like advice at the end.
Listen, the dude is a legend in comix and even the worst story here is worth your time, but expect nothing of the tragic characters or moral ennui of the past gekiga works. D&Q rarely picks a flub, and this is no different. Recommended for the initiated.